Ten Sailors Missing After Ship Collides With Oil Tanker

The U.S. Navy says ten sailors are missing after the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker. The collision east of Singapore also left five sailors hurt. The Navy says four of those hurt were evacuated to Singapore by helicopter with non-life threatening injuries. A fifth was evaluated on the ship and didn't need further medical attention.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are underway for the missing sailors. And fortunately, the Navy says the McCain is sailing to a Singapore naval base under its own power. It also doesn't appear that the ship is leaking any fuel or oil.

The ship was named after Arizona Senator John McCain's father and grandfather, who were both admirals in the U.S. Navy. As for the Senator himself, McCain says the sailors aboard the destroyer are in his prayers. McCain said in a tweet that he appreciates the work of search and rescue crews working in the aftermath of the incident.

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